John Cochrane has practised as a registered architect in Australia for the past 25 years. He has extensive experience in residential, health, hospitality, and commercial architecture on projects from residential extensions to major health projects. He has lectured in Architecture and his research work has been presented at international conferences and published by Cambridge University.

Specific area of interest include sustainability through higher urban density, strategies for heritage management, and management of construction processes to achieve sustainable and cost effective outcomes.

The basis of John’s approach to design is the management of design as a democratic process rather than the imposition of pre-determined values and aesthetics. This approach seeks to develop architecture from context, brief and client values.

Central to this process is visual literacy and communication. This is developed through the use of both physical drawing and 3d computer modelling. The extensive use of 3d drawing imparts a shared understanding and input to design solutions. This process operates from the largest urban scale to the individual detail.